Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


(“the Company”)




1.            These by-laws apply to all persons occupying the Camp Ground (or any facility within it) whether for a short duration or otherwise and whether shareholders of the Company, their agents, invitees, visitors, or casual campers).  These by-laws may be amended from time to time and are in addition to any requirements or obligations set out in the Camping-Grounds Regulations 1985 and any other relevant regulations or statutory requirements.

General Statement

2.            Kuaotunu Camp Ground is a family camp.  All behaviour must comply with reasonable standards of decency and order, as determined by the manager of the Camp.

Standards of Behaviour

3.            Where any person’s behaviour does not comply with reasonable standards of decency and order, the Manager may (and without notice, warning or refund) order that person to cease such behaviour and order such person to leave the Camp.  The Manager may allow that person to re-enter the camp if the Manager is satisfied on reasonable grounds that such behaviour will not reoccur.

Registration, Vehicles and Safety

4.            All those using or visiting the Camp must register at the office on arrival.  The Manager may require any person to sign an acknowledgement that that person is bound by the camp by-laws.  Any person entering the Camp is bound by these by-laws, whether or not the person is required to sign an acknowledgement.

(a)          All visitors of casual campers must vacate the Camp by 11.00 pm.  After this time, all visitors may be required to pay overnight Camp rates.

(b)          All visitors including casual campers must vacate the camp by 10.00 am on the day following the last overnight stay they have paid for.

(c)          In the interests of safety, vehicle speed in the Camp must not exceed 5 km per hour.  This rule applies to all vehicles, including, all cars, bicycles, boats and campervans.  Bicycles must not be used or ridden after 8.30pm in the summer or after dark in the winter. All cyclists must wear helmets at all times while cycling in the grounds.

(d)          Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of a camper’s specific site, and must not obstruct common roadways.  Boats must be parked within boat parks. Any boat stored on a site must be well clear of roadways.

(e)          Vehicles of visitors are allowed to be parked in the camp where they are able to be parked within site boundaries. Other than this they must park in the boat park or outside the camp.


  1. No firearms may be brought into the Camp without the written approval of the Manager, who may withhold approval for any reason. Where a firearm is permitted, compliance with the Arms Act 1983 is required at all times.


 6.            Dogs are not permitted within the camp in December /January / February (20 December until the end of Waitangi Day) or on public holiday weekends (including Easter). Dogs must be contained within the site boundary at all other times.  There will be one dog per site only. When moving through the camp dogs must be on a lead and the owner must carry a pooper scooper and a plastic bag. Dogs must be registered with the manager and their council registration recorded. Refusal of the entry of any dog to the camp at any time will be at the manager’s discretion.


  1. All rubbish must be wrapped and placed in bins marked for use within the Camp. All glass, plastic, cans, paper and cardboard should be recycled by deposit in marked places.  No rubbish (whether organic or inorganic) may be dumped or deposited in the back paddock of the Camp or in any place that is not marked as a bin.


  1. Moderate alcohol consumption is permitted within the boundaries of a site (not in common areas). Tolerance and good judgment should be exercised, particularly when entertaining guests, consistent with the family orientation of the Camp.  Illicit drugs are prohibited.


  1. Open fires and fireworks are prohibited.

Responsibility for Damage

  1. Any person who causes damage to Camp property or communal property must reimburse the Camp for rectification of such damage. Where a guest or visitor has caused damage, the Manager may claim reimbursement from the person who hosted or invited such guest or invitee.

Care of Children

  1. Children are the responsibility of parents/caregivers and are to be controlled and supervised as such at all times. Parents/caregivers are responsible for the actions of their children.

Electrical Safety, Hygiene and Other Matters

  1. All caravans and campervans must display a current electrical WOF at all times and comply with LPG standard (NZS 5428:1998) and all applicable lawful requirements statutory, local authority or otherwise. They must have their own waste water system or container. Chemical or cassette toilets must be emptied in the dump station.  Power is for lighting, fridges, and small cooking appliances. Washing machines, dishwashers, wired ovens and dryers are not permitted. Tents connected to power must use an isolating transformer or RCD safety switch.

Trees & Shrubs

  1. Campers must not in any way interfere with any trees or shrubs in the camp ground.

No Smoking

  1. Smoking is prohibited within common facilities and areas marked “no smoking”.


  1. A noise curfew applies to the Camp between the hours of 11.00pm to 07.30am.

Limit on Numbers

  1. No more than six (6) people may stay at any specific site, unless the Manager gives prior approval which approval may be withheld for any reason. Site 15 is permitted for 8 people.


Security and Fire Hazards


  1. Campers must secure their own sites. A functional smoke alarm and fire extinguisher of appropriate capacity must be installed for each caravan and campervan and checked annually by a person approved by the Manager.

Combustible materials and flammable liquids (including petrol tins) are only permitted where they are kept in storage lockers, and there is to be full compliance with the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 at all times.

Sewerage Treatment Plant

  1. There is an open Sewerage water system treatment plant at the far end of the Camp. No one may enter this area without the prior approval of the Manager, which approval may be withheld for any reason and the gate to this area must be kept closed at all times.

Safety Generally

  1. All persons within the Camp Ground must follow the directions of the Manager generally and further must comply with all relevant laws, regulations and by-laws at all times relating to health and safety.

Contact with Local & Regional Authorities

  1. All persons wishing to have contact with the local authority or regional authority having jurisdiction over the Camp Ground concerning any matter affecting the Camp Ground or any site within it, shall make such contact through the Company. Any application for any consent in relation to a site in the Camp must be made through the Company. The Company will be entitled to charge reasonable costs in relation to any such contact / application.

            All plans for any structure or building of any kind within the camp must be approved by the board

            No permanent fencing subdividing properties is permitted

            All buildings, caravans and sites are to display a high standard of presentation

            No utilities are permitted on any site. Ablutions must be part of the main building on resourced sites.

Compliance with the laws generally

21        No person will do anything or require anything to be done within the Camp which would be a breach of any law relating to camp grounds generally and in particular any provisions of the Health Act 1956 or the Camping-Grounds Regulations 1985.